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The New Way: Protestantism while the Hmong in Vietnam

The New Way: Protestantism while the Hmong in Vietnam

The New Way: Protestantism while the Hmong in Vietnam

The transformation of Hmong people in Vietnam to Protestantism is notable not just because of its size—with an expected 300,000 Hmong Protestants in Vietnam away from a population that is general of than one million Hmong in Vietnam—but additionally since the first converts found faith through radio broadcasts. This book examines such a tale via a sociological lens. Tam Ngo lived with Hmong Protestants in north Vietnam. Her interviews and findings give you the back ground for the research. The guide provides unique source product for understanding conversion in Southeast Asia, particularly among the Hmong in Vietnam.

It really is no effortless task to account fully for the Hmong Protestant movement in Vietnam. The simplest description is millenarian expectation in Hmong tradition blended well utilizing the Protestant message. But comparable tendencies that are millenarian be observed in a lot of East Asia. Ngo reminds us associated with Taiping Rebellion in nineteenth-century Asia along with the Hoa H?o movement in twentieth-century Vietnam.

Ngo concludes that no theory that is single account completely for transformation with this scale.

Yet as being a suggestion that is tentative she proposes that Protestantism provides an alternate way to modernity for Hmong people, one which bypasses their state worldview of Vietnam (10). Ngo recognizes that this can be nevertheless perhaps not the picture that is entire. Conversion is complex, and her research illustrates how initial grounds for transformation may vary through the reasons individuals carry on into the faith that is protestant.

Chapter 1 defines the plight of modern Hmong in Vietnam. Ngo catalogues a few federal government programs built to civilize and handle Hmong groups. These have remaining the feeling that is hmong and belittled. For instance, as Vietnam transitioned to an industry economy when you look at the late 1980s and early 1990s (the D?i M?i reforms), the federal government permitted for partial privatization of land but restricted how big is household land plots to ensure that few Hmong had adequate farmland for surplus crops. Leer más Acerca deThe New Way: Protestantism while the Hmong in Vietnam